Program & Facility Information

Place-based nature education in Billings

Nature Nuts:

Nature exploration comes naturally, especially for little kids! Children aged 18 months (walking) to four years (and an accompanying adult) join Montana Audubon teacher naturalists for guided outdoor play and learning about the local area.

Nature Nuts occurs every Tuesday, year-round, from 10-11 am. No registration required.

Cost: $6 per day program or $40 for an eight-pack pass.

Summer Camps:

Summer camps at the Montana Audubon Center are a unique outdoor experience for ages 3-14. All programs are a mix of outdoor exploration, nature play, and hands-on learning about the natural world.

***NEW THIS YEAR: FLEDGLINGS NATURE PRESCHOOL SUMMER SESSION***  3-day sessions (T-W-Th) from 8:30-12:00 for kids age 3 (potty trained) to 5. Sign up for one week at a time over the 10-week season, starting June 13th. $100/week.

Fledglings Nature Preschool:

One of the first nature preschools in Montana and the first in the Billings area, Fledglings Nature Preschool is founded on the idea that kids learn best through play and hands-on experiences.

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year opens March 1, 2017. Call to inquire or to set up a tour.

Kids Campfire Fridays:

Campfires, stories, games, and exploring nature? Sounds like a great time! Sign your kids up for a special evening event just for them, andscf3957d take some time for a date night yourself. All Campfire Fridays at the Audubon Center feature nature-themed activities, games, and plenty of outdoor play under the supervision of our experienced teacher-naturalist staff. Participants should be prepared for outdoor time, including appropriate clothing and footwear, though we’ve got plenty of indoor activities (and hot cocoa) to warm up with in inclement weather. Each month features different games and activities. Ages 4-12, $30/child (10% discount for members).

Kids Campfire Fridays will return in Fall of 2017.

Home School Science Classes:

Join the Center staff for inquiry-based, interdisciplinary, student-centered science and nature exploration at Billings’ only place-based nature education facility. We’ll explore different themes during five sessions, which each include 14 hours of instruction.

Home School Science sessions occur on Mondays and Thursdays. Session details:

  • Autumn: Water, Water Everywhere!
    • September 19 to November 10, 2-3:45 pm
  • Winter I: Backyard Billings
    • November 28 to December 22, 9-12:30 pm
  • Winter II: Snow Survival
    • January 9 to March 2, 2-3:45 pm
  • Spring I: Nature Tech
    • March 6 to March 27, 9-12:30 pm
  • Spring II: Fly with the Birds
    • April 3 to May 22, 2-3:45 pm

Cost: $75 per student, ages 6-12.

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Get Outside Montana:

2016 was the 5th and final year for Get Outside Montana. This community-wide partnership event featured a summer-activity passport along with prizes for participation. While the official passport program is over, we encourage you to visit any of the partner sites to see what they have on tap for their summer programs.

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